Man killed in police shooting in Brooklyn, New York
Saturday, January 14, 2012
A man was shot and killed by police officers in Brooklyn, New York who were responding to a call reporting a home invasion late Thursday night. The deceased, 26-year-old Duane Browne, was carrying a .38 caliber revolver. Police believe he was responding to armed men who had entered his home.,
According to police reconstruction of events, as Browne's brother, 31-year-old Dale Ogarro, approached the home on 943 Schenck Ave., he was accosted by two armed men who demanded "where's the money!" He was forced into the building's basement. His girlfriend in a nearby car called 9-1-1 five times to report the invasion. The robbers escaped as police approached. When police arrived, Ogarro reported he was unharmed but did not say the robbers had left or his brother was carrying a gun. Browne exited the house through a back door holding the revolver and police ordered him to drop it. When he failed to do so, police shot him.
Police found 11 bags ofand a scale in a basement closet. According to police, Ogarro has been arrested in the past on several drug charges, and the firearm he carried was unregistered.
On December 12, 2011, police officer Peter J. Figoski was killed while responding to a burglary at a nearby home.
- Al Baker and Tim Stelloh. "Questions Remain After Police Kill Brooklyn Man" — , January 13, 2012
- Sean Gardiner, Alison Fox and Pervaiz Shallwani. "Man Mistaken for Robber Shot by Police" — , January 13, 2012